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Oil leak (wrong filter fitted, then over tightened).
Accelerator pedal for fly by wire stopped working on two occasions. The dealer took 5 days to find the problem.
The spare key won't continue to work for longer than a week, with a brand new battery and re-programmed correctly. Have given up with Subaru and them trying to fix it.
Paint is easily scratched.
The car is very comfortable, the 2.5 litre VVT Boxer engine is wonderful when driven with a bit of spirit, and the brakes are fantastic for a car of its class and size.
Now we get to the Automatic; it's reasonable (JUST) whilst driven around the suburbs, but if you try to drive it reasonably quick in standard mode, it's lost and very indecisive for the gear changes. SPORT mode somewhat gains it back some brownie points.
Its Manual mode is real winner though; quick changes and accurate response matches the boxer engine beautifully.
I wasn't a big fan of the car when first purchased because of the little problems it occurred in the warranty period. Thank goodness for warranties.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th July, 2014